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Technical Specifications



Type: Light-alloy 90deg V6, with overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 2.85 liters (174 cubic inches)
Bore & stroke: 91x73mm
Compression: 8.8:1
Block type: Light-alloy with cast iron cyl. liners.
Cyl. heads: Light-alloy, cross-flow, hemi-chambers.
Cooling system: Water/Ethylene Glycol, radiator forward with twin thermostatically controlled fans
Fuel system: C.I.S. Fuel-injection, Bosch K-Jetronic Ignition system, Breakerless, electronic/Bosch.
Emission control: Lambda Sond/catalytic, unleaded fuel.


Engine location: Rear-mounted.
Transmission: 5 speed, fully synchronized or 3 speed automatic
Final drive Trans-axle/dbl. universal. half-shafts, ratio: 3.44:1.


Construction: Structural-composite single piece underbody with corrosion free outer body panels; 304 stainless steel.


Construction Corrosion protected steel backbone frame with fore and aft wishbones, supporting cross members and 4-wheel independent suspension;
Controlled impact crush areas.


Front Compliant, unequal length wishbones and coil boxed spring, telescopic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar.
Rear Compliant, diagonal trailing radius arms with upper and lower links, coil spring with telescopic shock absorbers.


Type: Rack and pinion
Min. Turn: 5.334 meters (17.5 feet)
Turning circle: 10.67 meters, curb to curb (35 feet)
Wheel turns: 2.65 (lock to lock)


Type: Power assisted discs, front and rear
Disc diameter: 254mm (10 inches) front, 267mm (10.5 inches) rear
Parking brake: Mechanical, self adjusting, acting on rear discs


Wheels: Cast light alloy, 357mm x 152mm (14 inches x 6 inches) front; 381mm x 203mm (15 inches x 8 inches) rear
Tires: Goodyear NCT steel belted radial

Dimensions and Capacities:

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A -   Length overall: 4267mm (168.0 inches)
B -   Wheelbase: 2408mm (94.8 inches)
C -   Height (Door Open)
D -   Height: 1140mm (44.88 inches)
E -   Width overall: 1988mm (78.3 inches)
F -   Front track 1590mm (62.6 inches)
G -  Rear track 1588mm (62.5 inches)
H -  Ground Clearance - Front 142mm (5.6 inches)
J -   Ground Clearance - Rear 155mm (6.10 inches)
Weight: 1233kg (2712 pounds) with full tank
Fuel Capacity: 51.6 liters (13.2 gallons)
Luggage space: 396 liters (14 cubic feet)

Standard Features:

Stainless steel body panels
Counter-balanced gull-wing doors
Leather seats and trim
Air conditioning
Multi-speaker, high output stereo system with cassette
Power windows
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Dual electric remote side mirrors
Full instrumentation
Central door locking system
Tinted glass
Body side moldings
Intermittent windshield wipers
Sylvania halogen headlamps
Engine/luggage compartment lights
Interior hood and engine compartment release
Electric rear window defogger

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